Good Girls Go To Heaven

Album: Breakfast at Tiffany's (1966)
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  • It was Mae West who said "Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere," and she should have known!

    After his death, it was said rather unkindly of Bob Merrill that he was the worst songwriter in the world. That combination of bad and worse made this endearing song. Unfortunately, unlike Merrill's big (if infuriating) hit from the 1950s, "(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window?," this one sank without a trace through no fault of the writer. It was one of more than 30 songs written for a musical called Holly Golightly after the character in the novella and later film Breakfast At Tiffany's. The musical was renamed Breakfast At Tiffany's and previewed at the Majestic Theatre but closed before its opening night, although it was revived for the London stage in September 2013. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • This song is performed by Sally Kellerman, who played Mag Wildwood in the aborted production of Breakfast At Tiffany's. It was released as part of the soundtrack to the musical, which was to star Mary Tyler Moore as Holly Golightly and Richard Chamberlain as Jeff Claypool. Kellerman is best known for her role as "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the 1970 film version of MASH.
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